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  • Thursday, July 24
    Eastern NY Junior Holstein Show
    9am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Euryanthe
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Kuumba Dance & Drum
    Along w/Operation Unite. Bring drum or borrow ours. Free for kids; Adults $5. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Drum circle. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Reception. Small Works
    Opening of show of paintings, prints, collage, and mixed media by 20 HV artists. 6-8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Saturday, July 26
    Tivoli Yard Sale Day
    You're sure to find a new treasure at Tivoli's village-wide sale. Starts 9am. Phone: 845-757-2021. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Firemen's Convention Parade
    40 participating fire companies, including new and old fire trucks, horses, marching bands. 2pm. Url: http://Villageofkinderhook.org.

  • Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3
    Euryanthe
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Wed & Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Wassaic Project Summer Festival
    Multidisciplinary, cutting edge yet family friendly celebration of art, music & community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings, & more. Check web for times. Phone: 347-815-0783. Email: hello@wassaicproject.org. Url: http://wassaicproject.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Ray Bradbury's Short Stories
    Enacted by the creative young actors of Cocoon's summer workshop. $15; at 7pm on Fri, Sat and Sun; Matinees at 1pm on Sat & Sun. Reserve seats—space limited. Phone: 845-876-6470. Email: msanmillan@aol.com. Url: http://cocoontheatre.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Bagpiper. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble
    In partnership with Operation Unite; folkloric Afro-Caribbean and West African sounds. Free & open to the public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Opening for Water
    Exhibit featuring all mediums. 5pm–7pm. Phone: 845-758-6575. Email: redhookcan@gmail.com. Url: http://rhcan.com.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Extreme Ballet Showcase
    Students from Session II of Kaatsbaan's renowned summer ballet intensive present their work, public invited. Free of charge. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Dancing in the Square
    Dance under the stars to the hot jazz and early swing music of the 1920s and 30s with New Orleans' Bad Penny Pleasuremakers. Dine al fresco. For all ages. 7–10pm. Url: http://Villageofkinderhook.org.

  • Thursday, August 7
    Joseph Luzzi : My Two Italies
    Join local author and Bard professor Joe Luzzi as he reads from his new book. Refreshments and book signing to follow; at 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Schubert and His World
    Weekend 1 of Bard Music Festival, The Making of a Romatic Legend. Friday: Concert at 8pm, "The Legacy of a Life Cut Short." Saturday: Panel from 10am–noon, "Invention and Reinvention: Who was Schubert?" Program ll at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "From Boy to Master: The Path to Erlkonig." Special Event at 5pm in Olin Hall: "The Song Cycle as Drama: Winterreise." Program lll at 8pm: "Mythic Transformations." Sunday: Program lV at 10am in Olin Hall, "Goethe and Music: The German Lied." Program V at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "Before Unspeakable Illness." Program Vl at 5:30 pm in the Fisher Center, "Schubert and Viennese Theater." Preconcert talks precede most events. Tkts $25–$75. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

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Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

Attorney in Rhinebeck and New York City with thirty plus years of experience. Specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate Closings, and Tax Grievances, Income and Estate Taxes and Corporate and Business Law. Free initial consultation.

PO Box 343, Astor Square, Rhinebeck
876-4433 or 1-800-845-4403

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering  Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.

1-888-525-HQMP (4767)

Northern Dutchess Art Studio Views 2014: Saturday & Sunday August 30–31 from 11am to 5pm.The 7th annual Art Studio Views event is a free, self-guided open studio tour showcasing the talents of 25 local artists whose studios are in Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Staatsburg. Grab your GPS over Labor Day weekend to enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside for a unique opportunity: visiting a working artist in their creative environment. The artists on the tour work in various mediums and styles: photography, paintings (oil & watercolor), printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. All artwork is available for purchase directly from the artist. Support our artists and the sponsors who support the arts. Our map and brochure will be available throughout the towns and online.


Offering on-site service for home and small business PCs and Macs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia area. Services include installation, upgrade and repair of hardware and software. Instruction in Windows, Mac OSX, Internet and application software.

845-757-5619

Custom Ornamental Gates * Railings * Fences * Fire Escapes * Commissioned Sculpture. Over 20 Years Experience.

845-724-3154

Health Quest Urgent Care offers WALK-IN URGENT CARE at two locations for a variety of illnesses with no appointment necessary. Pediatric and adult care. X-Ray onsite. Visit website below for information.

Lagrangeville: 1100 Route 55, 845-454-4455 Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; wknds 8am–2pm.
Wappingers Falls: 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511 Hours: 7 days 8am–10pm.

Potter Brothers offers the Hudson Valley's most impressive selection of outdoor patio furniture and accessories, including umbrellas and bases, custom cushions, Adirondack chairs, hammocks, and lounge chairs. Great selection, great service, great prices, fast delivery. Turn your deck or patio into luxurious outdoor living space when you shop at Potter Brothers. And don't forget: This fall's biggest ski and snowboard sale in NY at Rhinebeck Fairgrounds on Sept. 6–7; Potter Brothers Fishkill Sept. 19–21; Potter Brothers Kingston Sept 26–29.

Rt. 9, Fishkill
845-297-2941

I am fully committed to providing a high level of service aimed at successfully buying or selling your house or land at a satisfactory price, in the shortest time possible, and with the least hassle. My website provides instant access to region-wide MLS listings and municipal property data. Contact me anytime; I welcome the opportunity to serve you anywhere in the AboutTown region.

Red Hook
845-532-1204

Consulting, design, and construction services for your landscape and home. Outdoor living space, additions, renovation. Please see our website and contact us. Fully insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Confidential, non-judgmental, respectful, objective. Reclaim your space, time and energy, and relieve your stress and worry in times of change. Long or short term projects.

845-901-2445

Evoke Style in downtown Rhinebeck specializes in easy chic women’s fashion—from clothing and shoes to leather goods, belts, jewelry, gifts, and more, we aim to provide wardrobe treasures that are as unique and classic as they are beautiful and luxurious.

6406 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck
845-516-4150

Thinking of a modular home? Let us handle the headaches from start to finish. Quality work.

Germantown
518-537-4521 or 518-965-1922

Enjoy the taste and sounds of Italy in an intimate and warm setting right here in Rhinebeck. Dishes from the Italian homeland with gourmet artistry and local bounty. Call about catering or to book a private party. Find Puccini Ristorante on Facebook. Venite à trovarci presto! Grazie!

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck
845-876-3055

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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